ACerS Committees | The American Ceramic Society

ACerS Committees

Executive Committee

  • Michael Alexander, President
  • Sylvia Johnson, President-elect
  • William Lee, Past President
  • Daniel Lease, Treasurer
  • Charlie Spahr, Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • Manoj Choudhary
  • Doreen Edwards
  • Kevin Fox
  • Dana Goski
  • Martin Harmer
  • Lynnette Madsen
  • Sanjay Mathur
  • Martha Mecartney
  • Gregory Rohrer
  • David Johnson, Parliamentarian

Finance Committee

  • Daniel Lease, Chair
  • William Lee
  • Michael Alexander
  • Sylvia Johnson
  • Doreen Edwards
  • Dana Goski
  • Steve Houseman

Past Presidents Council

  • James Johnson, 1973
  • Lyle Holmes, 1977
  • John Wachtman, 1978
  • Dale Niesz, 1987-88
  • William Rhodes, 1988-89
  • William Payne, 1989-90
  • Robert Eagan, 1990-91
  • Dennis Readey, 1991-92
  • David Johnson, 1994-95
  • Delbert Day, 1995-96
  • Carol Jantzen, 1996-97
  • James McCauley, 1997-98
  • Steven Freiman, 1998-99
  • Paul Becher, 1999-00
  • Robert Oxnard, 2000-01
  • James Houseman, 2001-02
  • Gary Messing, 2002-03
  • Kathryn Logan, 2003-04
  • John Marra, 2004-05
  • Katherine Faber, 2006-07
  • L. David Pye, 2007-08
  • John Kaniuk, 2008-09
  • Edwin Fuller, 2009-10
  • Marina Pascucci, 2010-11
  • George Wicks, 2011-12
  • Richard Brow, 2012-13
  • David Green, 2013-14
  • Kathleen Richardson, 2014-15
  • Mrityunjay Singh, 2015-16
  • William Lee, 2016-17

Nominating Committee

  • 2017-18: William Lee, Chair
  • 2015-18: William Fahrenholtz
  • 2015-18: Helen Chan
  • 2015-18: Paul Clem
  • 2016-19: Kristen Brosnan
  • 2016-19: Paolo Colombo
  • 2016-19: Beth Dickey
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka
  • 2017-20: Shibin Jiang
  • 2017-20: Dileep Singh

Publications Committee

  • 2011-18: Darryl Butt, Chair 2014-18
  • 2014-18: Nitin Padture
  • 2016-18: Haiyan Wang
  • 2015-19: Susan Sinnott
  • 2015-19: Ram Devanathan
  • 2016-20: Kathleen Cissel
  • 2016-20: David Poerschke
  • 2017-21: Fei Chen
  • 2017-21: Rick Ubic

Sub-Committee on Book Publishing

  • 2015-18: Valerie Wiesner
  • 2016-19: Jake Amoroso
  • 2016-19: Eva Hemmer
  • 2016-19: Janet Callahan
  • 2017-20: Bikramjit Basu
  • 2017-20: Ed Gorzkowski

Meetings Committee

  • 2014-18: James Hemrick, Chair 2017-18

Sub-Committee on Technology & Manufacturing

  • 2015-18: Allan Katz
  • 2016-19: Joseph Fernando
  • 2017-20: C-W Kim

Sub-Committee on Technical Programming

  • 2015-18: Rodney Trice
  • 2016-19: Monica Ferraris
  • 2017-20: Shen Dillon

Member Services Committee

  • 2014-18: Kristin Breder, Chair 2017-18
  • 2014-18: Marissa Reigel
  • 2015-19: Maria Juenger
  • 2016-20: Kim Kurtis
  • 2017-21: Valerie Wiesner
  • 2017-18: Connie Herman
  • 2017-18: Gurpreet Singh
  • 2017-18: Susan Sinnott

Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board

  • 2015-18: Gurpreet Singh, Chair 2017-18
  • 2015-18: Klaus-Markus Peters
  • 2016-19: Thomas Fischer
  • 2016-19: Chunlei Wan
  • 2017-20: Fei Chen
  • 2017-20: Kang Lee

Sub-Committee on Distinguished Life Members

  • 2013-18: David R. Clarke, Chair 2017-18
  • 2014-19: Koichi Niihara
  • 2015-20: George Wicks
  • 2016-21: Martin Harmer
  • 2017-22: James Houseman

Sub-Committee – Panel of Fellows

  • 2011-17: Connie Herman, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: Ed Fuller, Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division
  • 2017-20: Karren More, Basic Science Division
  • 2015-18: David Lange, Cements Division
  • 2006-18: Amar Bhalla, Electronics Division
  • 2015-18: Dileep Singh, Engineering Ceramics Division
  • 2016-19: Jackie Johnson, Glass & Optical Materials Division
  • 2015-18: Bill Carty, Manufacturing Division
  • 2012-18: Connie Herman, Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division
  • 2010-19: Jeff Smith, Refractory Ceramics Division
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka, Education and Professional Development Council

Sub-committee on Diversity and Inclusion

  • 2017-2019: Susan Sinnott, Chair
  • 2017-2019: Shen Dillon, Chair-elect
  • 2017-2019: Kristen Brosnan
  • 2017-2020: Mark Davis
  • 2017-2020: Katherine Faber
  • 2017-2021: Javier Garay
  • 2017-2021: Qiang Fu
  • 2017-2022: Keith Bowman
  • 2017-2022: Sossina Haile
  • 2017-2019: Theresa Davey, PCSA
  • 2017-2019:  Arnaud Ndayishimiye, GGRN
  • 2018-2019: Keith Bowman, Liaison to Multi-Society Diversity Council

Society Awards Committee

  • 2015-18: Ram Devanathan, Chair 2016-18
  • 2016-18: Sharon Marra
  • 2017-19: Manabu Fukushima

Sub-Committee on Orton Memorial Lecture

  • 2015-18: Tatsuki Ohji, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: Paolo Colombo
  • 2017-20: Subhash Risbud

Sub-Committee on Ross Coffin Purdy Award

  • 2016-18: Jonathan Salem, Chair 2017-18
  • 2014-19: Carol Handwerker
  • 2015-20: Toshihiro Ishikawa
  • 2016-21: Julian Jones
  • 2017-22: Haiyan Wang

Sub-Committee on John Jeppson Award

  • 2015-18: Jingyang Wang, Chair 2017-18
  • 2015-18: Dileep Singh
  • 2015-18: Palani Balaya
  • 2016-19: Kristen Brosnan
  • 2016-19: Edgar Lara-Curzio
  • 2016-19: Kristen Breder
  • 2017-20: Hisayuki Suematsu
  • 2017-20: Josh Pelletier
  • 2017-20: Julie Schoenung

Sub-Committee on Coble Award

  • 2013-18: Oliver Guillon, Chair 2017-18
  • 2014-19: David Peeler
  • 2015-20: Evelyn De Liso
  • 2016-21: Jon Binner
  • 2017-22: Wataru Sakamoto

Sub-Committee on Frontiers of Science & Society Rustum Roy Lecture

  • 2015-18: Steven Zinkle, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: Helen Chan
  • 2017-20: Bruce Dunn

Sub-Committee on W. David Kingery Award

  • 2015-18: Sanjay Mathur, Chair 2017-18
  • 2015-18: Michael Halbig
  • 2016-19: Martha Mecartney
  • 2016-19: Dietmar Koch
  • 2017-20: Zhengyi Fu
  • 2017-20: Nobuhito Imanaka

Sub-Committee on Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award

  • 2015-18: Jerzy Lis, Chair 2017-18
  • 2015-18: Soshu Kirihara
  • 2016-19: Rick Ubic
  • 2016-19: Yu Zhong
  • 2017-20: Pelegia (Perena) Gouma
  • 2017-20: Kathy Lu

Sub-Committee on Richard M. Fulrath Awards

  • 2014-19: Jonathan Salem, Chair 2017-19
  • 2013-18: Akira Ando
  • 2015-20: Koji Watari
  • 2016-21: Susan Troiler-McKinstry
  • 2017-22: Andrew Gyekenyesi

Sub-Committee on Corporate Environmental Achievement Award

  • 2015-18: Lalit Sharma, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: Nancy Bunt
  • 2017-20: Thomas Webster

Sub-Committee on Corporate Technical Achievement Award

  • 2015-18: Kiyoshi Shimamura, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: Don Bray
  • 2017-20: Cheol-woon (C-W) Kim

Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures Committee

  • 2015-18: Shibin Jiang, Chair 2017-18
  • 2016-19: John Ballato
  • 2017-20: Himanshu Jain

Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award Committee

  • 2017-18: Kristen Breder, Chair
  • 2017-18: Kathleen Cissel
  • 2017-18: Marissa Reigel

ACerS Medal for Advancement in Ceramic Research and Technology Award Committee

  • 2015-18: Hai-Doo Kim, Chair 2017-18
  • 2015-19: Vijay Jain
  • 2015-20: Shibin Jiang
  • 2016-21: Clive Randall
  • 2017-22: Alexander Michaelis

Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award Committee

  • 2015-19: Michael Halbig, Chair 2017-19
  • 2015-19: Young-Wook Kim
  • 2015-19: Junichi Tatami
  • 2017-21: Jingyang Wang
  • 2017-21: Rajiv Asthana
  • 2017-19:  2019 PACRIM Chair

ACerS Global Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee

  • 2017-18: Tatsuki Ohji, Chair 2017-18
  • 2017-18: Young-Wook Kim
  • 2017-19: Robert Vassen
  • 2017-20: Jow-Lay Huang
  • 2017-21: Roger Narayan

Strategic Planning & Emerging Opportunities Committee

  • 2017-18: Sylvia Johnson, President-elect / Chair
  • 2017-18: Tatsuki Ohji, President-elect Nominee
  • 2017-18: Darryl Butt, Publications Committee Chair
  • 2017-18: James Hemrick, Meetings Committee Chair
  • 2017-18: Kristin Breder, Member Services Committee Chair
  • 2015-18: Steven Tidrow, Member
  • 2016-19: Theresa Davey, Member
  • 2016-19: Krista Grayson, Member
  • 2016-19: Lisa Rueschhoff, Member
  • 2017-20: Kelley Wilkerson, Member

Material Advantage Committee

  • Marissa Reigel
  • Valerie Wiesner
  • Edmund Moore
  • R. Allen Kimel

ABET Representatives

  • Janet Callahan
  • Harrie Stevens
  • Bill Mullins
  • Alix Clare
  • William Hammetter
  • Grant Norton

Young Professionals Network

  • Kathleen Cissel, Co-chair
  • Jesse Angle, Co-chair
  • President’s Council of Student Advisors, 2017-2018
  • Ashley Hilmas, Chair
  • Rachel Sherbondy, Communications Committee Chair
  • Scott McCormack, Outreach Committee Co-chair
  • Matt Porter, Outreach Committee Co-chair
  • Jamie Curtis, Finance Committee Chair
  • Jacob Ivy, Finance Committee Vice Chair
  • Archana Loganathan, Programming Committee Chair
  • Jacob Zorn, Recruitment Committee Chair
  • Victoria Christensen, External Partnership Committee Chair

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